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editorDear Readers,

By the time you get this newsletter, it will soon be Passover time! We hope everyone attends a Seder and experience the wonderful story of reading through the Haggadah. It is not too late to make your seder reservation to attend JDCC's Ninth Annual Community Multimedia Seder. See page 13 for more details.

Would you believe it that JDCC is celebrating its Tenth Year?! I am pleased to announce that our Tenth Anniversary brunch will be on Sunday, June 2nd at Adat Ad El in North Hollywood. You will be receiving the invitations soon. Reserve this date! We would welcome help on the Committee.

Have a Happy Kosher Pessach!


Finally, I found a website that was dedicated to Jewish deaf people. I am an interpreter for the deaf in the Baltimore area and am looking for information about signing Shabbat services (use ASL or Hebrew sign). I am hoping this website will provide me some answers.

Louise S.
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Thanks I am wondering if you have any knowledge if there is any Deaf Jewish who had experienced the holocaust that are currently living somewhere close to North Carolina like in Washington, D.C. so I could meet with this person and learn some more about it. It is for a report that I will be presenting in my Human Difference and Social Work Practice in Ethnic Sensitive course.

Chad A. Ludwig
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Dear Sir,

Our names are Marina Rogoznicki and Marcelo Svetskin, we are Jewish argentine youth, that want to know how can we emigrate to your country. Marina has the degree on business administration and Marcelo is going to get his degree as a professional too.

The economic situation of our country is very complicated and we decided to leave it. We have heard that need a sponsor to immigrate to your country. That is the reason we are asking for your help. Please, answer us soon, it is urgent for us! Thank you.

Marina & Marcelo
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Dear Sharon,

Thank you very much for putting an article about me in your newsletter. I appreciate it. You are very supportive. Please use my new mailing address if you want to send me more newsletters.

Gary Mayers
Regarding to the JDCC and TBS Joint Seder Proposal:
JDCC News wants to thank those who wrote to us, we regret we were not able to print them as the deadline has passed The JDCC board has approved a motion to have three people represent JDCC on a new committee along with Temple Beth Solomon (TBS) members to discuss ideas for a joint Seder in 2003. Let Us All Unite As One Big Jewish Deaf Community!!!

JDCC Five Year Calendar
Please note an error for Shemini Atzeret 2002 and 2004

The correct dates are September 28-29, 2002, and October 2-3, 2004.

JDCC apologizes for the oversight.

Make Plans To Attend
JDCC'S 8th Annual
Community Seder

Adat Ari El
12020 Burbank Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91607

Complete Traditional
Dinner Will Be Served


Childcare Available Upon Request

Sign Along With Leaders Interactive On Large Projection Screens!
Multimedia Video Starring:
Host: Bernard Bragg, Leader: Jeff Dichter,
Sign-Songs: Sharon Ann Dror,
Blessings: Rabbi Rebecca Dubowe, Four Questions: Joshua Soudakoff

Thursday, March 28, 2002 - Second Evening 6:45 P.M.

(818) 845-9934 TTY (818) 845-9935 VOICE
(818) 845-9936 FAX This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

$40 per person
$15 per child (ages 6-12)
FREE (children under 6)


Brunch and Brand New Play!

Master of Ceremonies: Jeff Dichter

Admission $45 Per Person
Semi Formal Attire


HOLD THE DATE: Sunday, June 2, 2002 11:00 A.M.

Event is open to General Public

Original and Exclusive Family Oriented Play

Adat Ari El
12020 Burbank Blvd.

Brunch will be served
Omelet Bar, Lox with Champagne!


ART and ESSAY Contests for Jewish Deaf Students
Jewish Deaf Community Center (JDCC) in Burbank announces two contests for Jewish deaf and hard of hearing as part of their tenth anniversary celebration.

Any child or teenager from across the U.S. and abroad can participate. They must be Jewish, deaf or hard of hearing and choose from Elementary (K-5th), Middle School (6-8th Grade), and High School (9-12th Grade).

Plaques and monetary prizes will be awarded during JDCC's Tenth Anniversary Banquet at Adat Ari El in Valley Village, CA on Sunday, June 2nd. Winner does not need to be present. There is no limit on the number of entries in both the Art and Essay Contests but each entry must be made on separate pieces of paper or artwork and sent to JDCC along with a current photo of the participant (either color or black & white).

DEADLINE is May 1, 2002. For information, JDCC at 507 Bethany Road, Burbank, CA 91504. Call 818/845-9934 TTY, 818/845-9936 FAX, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Art Contest: Entry must reflect the child or teenager's feelings of being a Jew or Deaf Jew.

Essay Contest: English context is not a priority but will be judged based on how the idea is conveyed.

Choice of three topics: 1. 'My Role Model as a Deaf Jew is... And Why?' 2. 'Making A Difference in People's Lives - Mitzvah Deeds That I Did', 3. 'What JDCC Means To Us All?'.